Nebraskans Are Encouraged To Get Moving

Nebraskans Are Encouraged To Get Moving

Nebraskans are being encouraged by Governor Ricketts today to put on their tennis shoes and start walking.

To make his point–Governor Ricketts lead the annual governor’s walk today at the state capitol.

“Regular physical activity is one of the keys to living the Good Life,” said Governor Ricketts.  “I encourage all Nebraskans to pursue active lifestyles and healthy living for themselves and their families.  Susanne and I also encourage Nebraskans to sign up for the Livewell Challenge, which can help you track your progress throughout the year.”

Nebraska Sports Council executive director Dave Mlnarik reported that more than 6,900 Nebraskans are currently enrolled in the LiveWell Challenge.  The free activity tracking website rewards virtual badges for miles achieved and helps users find local trails, parks, and events where they walk, run, bike, or paddle.  He encouraged Nebraskans to enroll and participate in an upcoming February challenge, where those logging at least 30 miles will be eligible for a prize drawing, including a $250 VISA gift card.

One-fourth of adult Nebraskans report no physical activity outside of their jobs…and one-third of Nebraskans are said to be overweight.

The Nebraska Sports Council, which also conducts the annual Cornhusker State Games, hosts the Governor’s Walk and the LiveWell Challenge as part of its mission to promote healthy and active lifestyle choices.  Learn more at

(story from governor’s news release)